How did the college application process go for you this year? Did you get a nice pile of acceptances along with a few disappointments? That's the usual outcome for the overwhelming majority of high school seniors who applied to college this year and most other years. However, there is a possibility that things might not have turned out so well for you. For example, if you didn't allow for the increasing competitiveness of the higher-ranked schools, you may have applied to too many "reach" schools and got shut out. On the other hand, maybe you had good acceptance success but your financial aid packages were either deficient or loaded with too many loans (or both).
Well, there's still hope for those of you who are sweating it out: The National Association for College Admission Counseling's (NACAC's) Space Availability Survey Results 2012. Here's what it can do for you: